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  • Catholic Caucus: Usain Bolt, His Catholic Faith, and His Miraculous Medal

    08/16/2016 7:04:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    epic pew ^ | 08.14.16 | Justin McClain
     On the evening of Sunday, August 14, 2016, famed Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold in a characteristically dynamic and seemingly effortless 100-meter performance at his third consecutive Olympics, this time in Rio de Janeiro, making him the first athlete to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 100-meter dash.Bolt’s rocketry on this celebrated night follows equally impressive performances in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. There is little doubt as to why Bolt is easily regarded as the world’s fastest man.However, perhaps not as readily in the spotlight is notice of Bolt’s deep Catholic faith. In...
  • How the Miraculous Medal Changed My Life

    02/14/2004 6:06:07 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 603+ views
    Real Presence ^ | February 2004 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J
    One of the most memorable experiences that I ever had was with the Miraculous Medal! It changed my life. In the fall of 1948, the year after my ordination, I was in what we call the Tertianship. This is a third year of Novitiate before taking final vows.In October of that year, a Vincentian priest came to speak to us young Jesuit priests. He encouraged us to obtain faculties, as they are called, to enroll people in the Confraternity of the Miraculous Medal. Among other things, he said, "Fathers, the Miraculous Medal works. Miracles have been performed by Our Lady...
  • Catholic Caucus: Why the sign of Our Lady reigns over Europe

    12/05/2009 8:17:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 680+ views
    Catholic ^ | 4 Dec 2009 | Angelo Stagnaro
    When secularists parade with the European Union flag they are unwittingly honouring the Immaculate Conception Belgium is a wonderful country but one can’t always tell that when in Brussels. This city is the least example of how wonderful the country as a whole is. I don’t think even the residents of Brussels want to be there. I walked across one of the many plazas scattered throughout this, one of the three capitals of the European Union, when I spied a shop festooned completely, in and out, with the European Union flag. The EU symbol is so ubiquitous throughout Europe that...
  • Saint Maximilian Kolbe's 'Secret' Weapon (Catholic Caucus)

    08/14/2009 12:00:09 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 673+ views
    Cover of the January 1922 issue of St. Maximilian's 'The Knight of the Immaculate' periodical, depicting Our Lady 'flanked by two swords impaling the serpents and propaganda of heresy and Masonry' [taken from Fr. Angelo Mary Geiger's Mary Victrix blog] [The following is excerpted from "Kolbe: Saint of the Immaculata," edited by Brother Francis M. Kalvelage, FI.] "Maximilian's secret a medal of Mary that is really no secret. It just seems though it is, as it isn't being used and propagated as St. Maximilian would have us use it in bringing souls to Christ." "The Medal of the Immaculate...
  • Miraculous Medal Shrine Celebrates 81st Novena (Catholic Caucus)

    11/24/2008 7:44:52 PM PST · by RGPII · 4 replies · 844+ views
    Over 10,000 people are expected to pray for peace, families, religious, service people and other groups at Germantown's Miraculous Medal Shrine during its 81st nine-day Solemn Novena starting Monday. Each day, six to nine prayer services will focus on different themes. The novena will end Nov. 25 followed by Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Feast Day Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel Thomas of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Nov. 26. "We're trying to reach out to every group that needs us," Lizanne Magarity-Pando, director of communications, said. She noted that this is the first year the shrine dedicated each novena...
  • Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Catholic Caucus)

    11/27/2006 7:46:49 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 18 replies · 1,327+ views
    Domine Jesu Christe, qui beatissimam Virginem Mariam Matrem tuam ab orgine immaculatam innumeris miraculis clarescere voluisti: concede, ut ejusdem patrocinium semper implorentes, gaudia consequamur aeterna. Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre, in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen. "O Lord Jesus Christ, who have vouchsafed to glorify by numberless miracles, the Blessed Virgin Mary, immaculate from the first moment of her conception, grant that all who devoutly implore her protection on earth, may eternally enjoy Your presence in heaven, whom with the Father and the Holy Spirit, live and reign, God, for ever and ever....
  • Graces Will Be Abundant (175th Anniversary of Miraculous Medal)

    10/28/2005 11:58:04 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies · 1,629+ views
    Immaculata Magazine ^ | Oct./Nov./Dec. 2005 | Ada Locatelli, FKM
    Graces Will Be Abundant by Ada Locatelli, fkm On November 27, 1830, 175 short years ago, Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in the chapel of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity, at 140 Rue du Bac, Paris, entrusting the young novice with a mission and with a gift. Our Lady showed herself as the Immaculate Conception: her feet resting on a globe and crushing a twisted serpent, rings on her fingers and rays - symbol of graces - flowing from her hands. St. Catherine recounted: "Her height was medium and her countenance, indescribably beautiful... A frame... formed...
  • America Needs Fatima Launches "Miracles for America" Campaign: A Miraculous Medal Outreach

    01/04/2005 8:10:28 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 5 replies · 655+ views ^ | 01-04-05 | John Horvat
    For those in need of special graces, one secure way to obtain them is the Miraculous Medal. As the name implies, devotees experience nothing short of miracles when they have recourse to this great treasure of the Church. The America Needs Fatima campaign has just launched a nationwide drive called Miracles for America to get free Miraculous Medals and novena cards in hands of tens of thousands of Americans. Campaign director Robert E. Ritchie hopes to distribute 200,000 blessed medals soon. The medal originated in 1830 when Our Lady appeared to Saint Catherine Laboure. This devout religious was entrusted with...